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OAK PARK | The Maywood-based not for profit, Housing Forward, recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new Oak Park in-take and administrative office.
Housing Forward provides resources to residents facing housing-related crisis, providing emergency financial assistance, job placement assistance and other resources. The organization will also host the Entry Point Walk-In Center to provide “in-person intake and referral services for those needing assistance, according to release.
State Sen. Don Harmon (39th) and state reps. La Shawn K. Ford (8th) and Camille Lilly (78th) were on hand to celebrate the opening.
“In the 8th District, homelessness is such an issue,” said Harmon. “And being so close to Chicago, it’s important to have an organization like Housing Forward that is easy to locate to provide necessary services to so many at risk.”